Over the past six decades, there have been rapid developments in technology and marine operations. These have brought about significant changes in maritime education and training. Six decades ago, maritime education and training was a relatively straightforward process.
Omnithruster Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has introduced a new Omnitunnel Jet Module™ designed specifically for workboats, fishing vessels, barges, and dredge applications. The new model OJ-M450 is aimed at the conventional thruster market,
The Marine Division of J.M. Voith GmbH recently elected E. Shaprut to head their Voith Schneider America branch. The establishment of this branch is designed to further enhance and improve direct services to the American market. Mr. Shaprut is
Courtney A. Benson, former manager of Peterson Maritime Services, Inc. in Houston, has been appointed manager of the company's newly organized Hazardous Materials Division in New Orleans. William L. Thomas, assistant to Mr. Benson, has been named
Texaco Overseas Tankship Ltd., a wholly owned British subsidiary of Texaco Inc., has taken delivery of the 79,997-deadweightton motor tanker Texaco Westminster at the Aioi (Japan) shipyard of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., it was announced recently.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta named Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis, USCG, (ret.) as the Associate Under Secretary of Transportation for Maritime and Land Security at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Admiral Bennis,
The number of vessels in American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification has climbed to a record total, William N. Johnston, the chairman and president, reported at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society. ABS classed 388 new vessels of 3,
Increases of as much as threefold in the cost of marine liability insurance faced owners of tankers trading to the U.S. at the recent renewal of most protection and indemnity covers. In the wake of the Exxon Valdez disaster, increases required
The Chemical Carriers' Association, Inc. (CCA), representing marine chemical tanker owners and operators in the United States, held its eighth annual meeting recently at the new Paramus, N.J., headquarters of the American Bureau of Shipping. The current officers,
Precision Control Inc., Walled Lake, Mich., is offering a free brochure which details its new watersaving model MVT 100 Foot-Operated Vacuum Flush Toilet. According to the company literature, the Precision Control footoperated vacuum flush toilet